Thursday, April 3, 2014


As humans it is always important for us to be aware of our current state, our environment and our status. Awareness is a built in human mechanism that allows us to regulate many aspects of our life. We are always aware of many things that reflect our health, family and lifestyle. This mechanism is built in to sustain our own integrity and keep us on track of what we want out of any given situation. 
Unfortunately, awareness is something that can be easily overcome by deterrents and distractions. We can be consciously aware that something is not good for us, but we choose to speak over that voice and follow through with the action anyway. For example, lets say you have set a goal to lose 10 pounds in the next 5 weeks. If this is your goal you are aware of it most of the time, but when it is time to go to friends BBQ party awareness might not be enough by itself. You are aware of the goal, but you make the conscious choice to ignore this awareness and let go a bit on your original goal. 
Another example would be if you have to get an assignment done by a certain date to get a passing grade in a class, but the night you are about to sit down and do it a friend of yours calls to hang out. Although you are aware of what you are supposed to do, your actions might speak otherwise, and you might not follow through on what you said you were going to do. The point is everyone has a sense of awareness, it is built into us as human beings, but awareness is something that can be overcome by a lack of integrity and vision. This is why in order to achieve your goals that you set out for you must exercise a state of HYPER AWARENESS
Hyper awareness is a state which super cedes a regular state of awareness. It is a necessary element in order to stay on track to hit any goal we desire in life. Without this vital tool we are destined to continue to fall of track of what we really want to achieve out of each and every day. 
The difference between being aware of something and being in a state of hyper awareness is that why you have hyper awareness it is directly linked a goal you have set. It keeps you present in every moment and creates constant urgency behind whatever goal you want.  
This elevated state of awareness in any given moment keeps us ‘in the now’ and constantly excited about the goals you want to achieve. It is as if we have bottled up the initial excitement of hitting a goal we want, and keeping it for future times when we might be faltering on our commitments. This state will bring you right back and put you back on track in no time. There are a few simple ways to achieve this state of mind easily and regularly. 
In order to achieve hyper awareness you must follow through on a few of the steps I have previously mentioned. The first being to DECIDE what you really want. Once you have made this concrete decision then it gives you the power to cut off any other alternative route which might lead you to failure. 
Once the decision have been made then you must use the power of visualization to constantly remind you of what you truly want and then ask yourself; “Is what I am doing right now moving me closer to or further away from my goal?” This one of the most powerful questions you can learn to ask yourself on a regular basis. Constantly asking yourself if this is what you truly WANT, or is it just what you want right in the moment. Take a moment to step out of the situation and check yourself. This reminder question is the backbone to strong habits of hyper awareness. 
Taking into account the example used earlier about having a weight loss goal and ending up going to a BBQ with friends to pig out. While you might be aware this is not a good decision you may still go and pig out anyways. However, if you exercise hyper awareness and step back for a moment to ask yourself, Is what I am doing right now moving me closer to or further away from my goal, or in other words; is what I am doing right this moment going to help or hurt me in pursuit of what I TRULY want. Is what I am doing right now helping me achieve a greater goal, or just giving me temporary pleasure? Is eating this massive meal of meat and fat going to make me feel good about my goal, or simply feel good for the brief moments I am enjoying it. 
Looking at our other example of staying on track with studying when you get a call from a friend to hang out. A person might be aware that studying is the right choice, but because a simple lack of the big picture they might choose to ignore it. When you are able to take yourself back from a situation and look at the big picture and the direction you are heading it give you the power of clarity. Clarity of what you really want, and then you can step back into the situation and make the best decision possible. 

Hyper awareness is a simple tool we can all use on a daily basis that reels us back in to our goals when we are lead astray by others and distractions. It is a tool that is easily activated by one simple question: Is what I am doing right now moving me closer to or further away from my goal. My challenge to you is to ask yourself this question 10 times a day for the next 10 days and you we instantly see how easy it can make your day to day decision making.   

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